bailee

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noun bail·ee \bā-ˈlē\

Definition of bailee

  1. :  the person to whom personal property is bailed

Origin and Etymology of bailee

3bail + 1-ee


First Known Use: 1528


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bailee

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noun bail·ee \bā-ˈlē\

Legal Definition of bailee

  1. :  an individual or entity (as a business organization) having possession of another's personal property under a bailment

Additional Notes on bailee

Carriers and warehouses are two examples of bailees. A bailee's liability for loss or damage to property is determined by the terms of the bailment or the law of the jurisdiction.


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